Implementing Standards based Mathematics Instruction

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Publisher: Teachers College Press
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Now in its second edition, this essential textbook and professional development resource offers a new foreword by James Hiebert and two important new chapters that focus on the ways in which the book can be used to support the learning of teachers and administrators, drawing on the authors' work over the past decade. Chapter 11 illustrates the various ways in which teacher educators or professional developers might use the materials in the book to aid in the professional growth of teachers, including how to directly improve teachers' instruction practices. Chapter 12 discusses ways in which principals and school leaders can use the book to become better instructional leaders of teachers who are attempting to teach with cognitively demanding tasks.

Implementing Standards Based Math Instruction

Author: Mary Kay Stein
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775207
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Teachers and teacher educators interested in synthesizing their current practice with new mathematics standards will welcome this highly useful volume. Author Mary Kay Stein and her colleagues at the QUASAR Project at the University of Pittsburgh present prevalent cases of mathematics instruction drawn from their research of nearly 500 classroom lessons. The Mathematical Tasks Framework, developed by the authors and explained thoroughly in the book, offers teachers and teacher educators the means to evaluate instructional decisions, the choice of materials, and learning outcomes, and the case studies afford readers the opportunity to ground these ideas in actual classroom practice. Readers will gain insight about how to foster a challenging, cognitively rich, and exciting classroom climate that propels students toward a richer understanding of mathematics. “If every teacher and teacher educator took the opportunity to study and discuss these cases, students everywhere would know and value mathematics as the national standards have envisioned.” —Susan Loucks-Horsley, Director of Professional Development for the National Institute for Science Education “The power of case discussions can be fully realized using this book as a tool. Equally important, teachers will be highly motivated because they see their own practice mirrored in the cases.” —Carne Barnett, WestEd, San Francisco, CA

Implementing Standards based Mathematics Instruction

Author: Mary Kay Stein
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807739075
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Presents prevalent cases of maths instruction drawn from research of classroom lessons. The "Mathematical Tasks Framework", developed by the authors, offers teachers the means to evaluate instructional decisions, choice of materials and learning outcomes.

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Author: Susan Loucks-Horsley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272557
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The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs! This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of: Continuous program monitoring Combining strategies to address diverse needs Building cultures that sustain learning

Research and Practice in Education

Author: Cynthia E. Coburn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203641
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This book presents findings from a series of interlocking case studies of nationally visible R&D projects, with a unique focus on how researchers and practitioners actually worked together, and the policy, social, and institutional processes that either enabled or hindered their work. By investigating the roles played by research and practice in these efforts, the book illuminates lessons for those who seek to do this kind of work in the future. It suggests implications for designers, funders, school and district leaders, and universities.

Expertise in Mathematics Instruction

Author: Yeping Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441977076
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Accumulated research findings in past decades have led to the common knowledge that teachers’ professional knowledge is essential to effective classroom instruction. However, there is still very limited understanding about the nature of teachers’ expertise in mathematics instruction. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction addresses this need clearly and concisely. In particular, it examines all aspects of emphases employed to characterize the nature of expertise in mathematics instruction from both researchers’ and practitioners’ perspectives. Moreover, with research contributions from both the East and the West, this book also examines ideas pertinent to fostering and demonstrating expertise in mathematics instruction within different system contexts. This book will raise questions and issues for mathematics education researchers to guide a critical examination of what can be learned from other education systems. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction builds on its theoretical and methodological approach with contributions from international experts in the field. Additionally, a review of related research from mathematics education serves as an introduction to the new research in both Eastern and Western settings. Concluding this resource is a reflection on the benefits of this international collaboration and possible research directions for the future. The final chapter cohesively joins traditional and current research for action. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction is of interest to researchers in mathematics education, mathematics teacher educators, and mathematics educators.

Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality

Author: Drew H. Gitomer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452278733
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Offering perspectives focused on the meaningful goal of measuring and assessing teacher quality, Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality brings together leading researchers and practitioners from the fields of education, economics and policy who contribute provocative, illuminating, and coherent articles that explore key issues surrounding this vital topic. Features: Provides an in-depth examination of three thematic sections: Measuring Teaching Quality for Professional Entry, Measuring Teaching Quality in Practice, Measuring Teaching Quality in Context Includes section summaries by Drew Gitomer that highlight key issues and common themes that tie the articles together Closes with a summary and call to action by Lee Shulman, President of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality is must reading for principals, educational administrators, and policymakers concerned with the dynamics of improving teacher quality.

Algebra and Algebraic Thinking in School Mathematics

Author: Carole E. Greenes
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ISBN: 9780873536028
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Algebra is no longer just for college-bound students. After a widespread push by NCTM and teachers across the country, algebra is now a required part of most curricula. However, students' standardized test scores are not at the level they should be. NCTM's seventieth yearbook takes a look at the status of algebra in our schools and the changes that the algebra curriculum has gone through over the past several years. Also included are successful classroom practices for developing algebraic reasoning abilities in students and for improving their overall understanding of the subject. - Publisher.